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CHIRP Programming Software - OSX, Linux, Windows

  • Uses the familiar RX frequency and ± Offset for repeaters
  • Allows 7 Character Alpha Tags (was only 6)
  • Upper & Lower Band Limits for TX on VHF & UHF
  • TX Inhibit for Scanner Only frequencies
  • Remembers the COM port setting between sessions
  • Remembers the last folder loaded from or saved to between sessions Supports serial ports up to COM256
  • Displays the actual Firmware release on the BaoFeng Radio

Installation Tips:

WINDOWS TIPS:

CHIRP is supported on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8.1/10

Windows XP users may need to follow the instructions here if you have trouble starting CHIRP.

MAC OSX TIPS:

MacOS users must install the KK7DS Python runtime before the application will execute. This only needs to be installed once. OS X support is limited to Intel architecture. PowerPC is not supported.

Chirp.app is unsigned. With default security settings, you will need a special procedure to run it: Application Security in 10.9. More useful tidbits can be found at MacOS Tips.

LINUX TIPS:

Most modern distributions should have almost everything required to run chirp. Make sure you have python-serial and python-lib-xml2 packages installed. For more information about using CHIRP under Linux, see the Running Under Linux page

BTECH Mobile Radios - Windows Only (SQL Adjustment Software)

BTECH MOBILE PROGRAMMING Software is designed for Windows Operating Systems

Mac OSX and Linux users are recommended to use a Virtual Machine to run the BTECH programming software.

OEM VIP Software - Windows Only

VIP Software is designed for Windows Operating Systems

Mac OSX and Linux users are recommended to use a Virtual Machine to run the VIP Windows programming software.

For easier initial frequency programming, copy and paste, and importing frequency files from previous radios – you may want to consider using the CHIRP Programming Software found above.